Kramer, Samuel Noah

Name

Kramer, Samuel Noah

Dates

28 September 1897 - 26 November 1990

Birthplace

Zashkov, Ukraine

Specialization

Assyriology

Major works

The Sumerian Prefix Forms be- and bi- in the Time of the Earlier Princes of Lagas (AS 8), Chicago 1936 Gilgamesh and the Huluppu-Tree (AS 10), Chicago 1938 Lamentation over the Destruction of Ur (AS 12), Chicago 1940 Sumerian Literary Texts from Nippur, New Haven 1944 Sumerian Mythology, Philadelphia 1944 Enki and Ninhursag, New Haven 1945 Schooldays: A Sumerian Composition Relating to the Education of a Scribe, Philadelphia 1949 Enmerkar and the Lord of Aratta, Philadelphia 1952 From the Tablets of Sumer, Indian Hills CO 1956 History Begins at Sumer, New York 1959 The Sumerians, Chicago 1963 Sumerische Literarische Texte aus Nippur 1-2, Berlin 1961-1967 (with I. Bernhardt) Literary and Religious Texts (UET 6/1-2), London/Philadelpia 1963-1966 (with C.J. Gadd) The Sacred Marriage Rite, Bloomington IN, 1969 Sumerian Literary Tablets and Fragments in the Archeological Museum of Instanbul 2, Ankara 1976 Sumerian Literary Texts in the Ashmolean Museum (OECT 5), New York 1976 (with O. Gurney) Bibliography in: B.E. Eichler (ed.), Kramer Anniversary Volume (AOAT 25), Kevelaer/Neukirchen-Vluyn 1976, 451-461 J.M. Sasson (ed.), Studies in Literature from the Ancient Near East Dedicated to Samuel Noah Kramer (AOS 65), New Haven 1984, 352-353

Remarks

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1930 Associate curator of the Babylonian Section of the University Museum, Philadelphia, 1943-1948 Professor of Assyriology, University of Pennsylvania, 1948-1968 Autobiography in: J.M. Sasson (ed.), Studies in Literature from the Ancient Near East Dedicated to Samuel Noah Kramer (AOS 65), New Haven 1984, 337-351

Obituaries

ASJ 13 (1991) v-vi (M. Civil)

Festschrift

B.E. Eichler (ed.), Kramer Anniversary Volume (AOAT 25), Kevelaer/Neukirchen-Vluyn 1976 J.M. Sasson (ed.), Studies in Literature from the Ancient Near East Dedicated to Samuel Noah Kramer (AOS 65), New Haven 1984

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